Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA Launch “Community Cat” Campaign

first_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Community News Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA Launch “Community Cat” Campaign A month long campaign to spay and neuter free-roaming cats. Sponsored by PetSmart Charities®, “Community Cat” provides free spay/neuter surgeries and rabies vaccinations for feral and stray cats From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 4:19 pm Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday During the month of April, the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA will offer no-cost spay and neuter surgeries, plus free rabies vaccinations as part of “Community Cat,” PetSmart Charities’ spay/neuter campaign to alter free-roaming cats. If left unaltered, unowned feral and stray cats produce large quantities of unwanted kittens each spring, flooding local animal shelters and leading to higher euthanasia rates. By taking a proactive approach and getting the cats fixed now, the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA will help lessen the impact of the coming kitten season.Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population and is safe for kittens as young as eight to 10 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Spaying a female cat before the first heat cycle can be beneficial, improving the health of the cat by reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.“Female cats can have as many as three litters a year, and kittens can breed as young as four months old,” says Steve McNall, president/CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. “Most people don’t want to see the cats they’re feeding get pregnant over and over again, so our “Community Cat” campaign will serve as a gentle reminder to caretakers of free-roaming cat colonies to catch and sterilize their cats.”This special free rate is available to all residents of Arcadia, Bradbury, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena. Residents feeding free-roaming cats who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Community Cat” campaign when scheduling their appointment. Appointments are based on availability. For more information or to schedule an appointment, interested persons should visit or call (626) 792-7151 ext. 166.PetSmart Charities’ “Community Cat” campaign will provide $634,692 to spay/neuter clinics across the United States to fund affordable, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for 13,713 free-roaming cats during the month of April.About Pasadena Humane Society & SPCAThe Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is an open door, community-funded center, which provides all animals a place where they receive a safe haven, care and respect. The agency provides essential animal welfare and control services for the cities of Arcadia, Bradbury, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena. For more information, visit PetSmart Charities:PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through its adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc. 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Good governance: the tipping point

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Today’s credit union boards, while continuing to be faced with fiduciary issues of safety and soundness, are finding strategic choices more daunting, uncertain, and shifting frequently.While this may sound like a relatively small shift, the 2002 book, “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Difference,” points out that it is usually a small thing, piled on top of many other small things, that causes a big shift to happen. And indeed, credit union governance is at a tipping point: Today’s volunteer must become tomorrow’s trustee—a strategic asset to the enterprise.To become more strategic, boards need to develop a profile of the types of experiences, background and competencies they believe the CU board will need over the next five years. This will include, but certainly not be limited to, having fiduciary knowledge. In addition, simply being a passionate member won’t be enough. It’s not that passion and commitment to the cooperative movement is not valuable; it’s that it’s insufficient to maintain the nimble, timely and strategic progress credit unions will need in the next decade. continue reading »last_img read more

West Indies Women open World T20 strongly against Thailand

first_img(ESPNCRICINFO) – WEST Indies opened their T20 World Cup campaign with a win they would have expected, though not without sizeable fright chasing a small target against a Thailand combination that lost their first-ever match at an ICC global event but won plenty of friends along the way at the WACA ground in Perth.If Thailand’s batting order found themselves struggling to handle the pace and bounce of a pitch that could not have been more different to that prepared for the opening night on the other side of the continent, they bowled and fielded with tremendous skill, determination and no little flare to have the West Indies in early trouble in their chase.But for a DRS reprieve for Shemaine Campbelle, West Indies may have been 4 for 27, chasing 79 to win.As it was, Campbelle and the captain Stafanie Taylor had to work extremely hard to build the partnership that closed out the fixture, allowing West Indies to notch a valuable opening victory.As for Thailand, they now know they belong among the world’s best company, and other sides will need to be wary.Less than 24 hours after the tournament favourites Australia were spun out by India on a Sydney Showgrounds pitch that was so slow and low as to be almost subterranean, the T20 World Cup debutants from Thailand found themselves batting in WACA conditions that offered steep bounce and pace to West Indies.While the Thailand captain Sornnarin Tippoch had no hesitation about choosing to bat, the early going suggested that this surface required quite an adjustment.The new ball fizzed through with some swing, often being taken at hip height and higher by Campbelle, and it was no surprise to see openers Nattaya Boochatham and Nattakan Chantam dismissed when they both failed to ride the bounce – Chantam first being able to connect with a pair of handsome drives through cover point.These early incisions allowed West Indies to more or less dictate terms, placing a clamp on the run rate and restricting the flow of boundaries.last_img read more